Oracle Linux 4 / 5 : kdelibs (ELSA-2009-1127)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2009:1127 :

Updated kdelibs packages that fix multiple security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.

This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

The kdelibs packages provide libraries for the K Desktop Environment
(KDE).

A flaw was found in the way the KDE CSS parser handled content for the
CSS 'style' attribute. A remote attacker could create a
specially-crafted CSS equipped HTML page, which once visited by an
unsuspecting user, could cause a denial of service (Konqueror crash)
or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the
user running Konqueror. (CVE-2009-1698)

A flaw was found in the way the KDE HTML parser handled content for
the HTML 'head' element. A remote attacker could create a
specially-crafted HTML page, which once visited by an unsuspecting
user, could cause a denial of service (Konqueror crash) or,
potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
running Konqueror. (CVE-2009-1690)

An integer overflow flaw, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow, was
found in the way the KDE JavaScript garbage collector handled memory
allocation requests. A remote attacker could create a
specially-crafted HTML page, which once visited by an unsuspecting
user, could cause a denial of service (Konqueror crash) or,
potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
running Konqueror. (CVE-2009-1687)

Users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
backported patches to correct these issues. The desktop must be
restarted (log out, then log back in) for this update to take effect.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2009-June/001058.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2009-June/001055.html

Solution :

Update the affected kdelibs packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67882 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1687
CVE-2009-1690
CVE-2009-1698